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Related to saddled: cantle
a. A leather seat for a rider, secured on an animal's back by a girth. Also called regionally rig.
b. Similar tack used for attaching a pack to an animal.
c. The padded part of a driving harness fitting over a horse's back.
d. The seat of a bicycle, motorcycle, or similar vehicle.
e. Something shaped like a saddle.
a. A cut of meat consisting of part of the backbone and both loins.
b. The lower part of a male fowl's back.
a. A saddle-shaped depression in the ridge of a hill.
b. A ridge between two peaks.
4. See cricket4.
v. sad·dled, sad·dling, sad·dles
1. To put a saddle onto.
2. To load or burden; encumber: They were saddled with heavy expenses.
1. To saddle a horse.
2. To get into a saddle; mount a horse. Often used with up.
in the saddle
1. Prevailing or in control; dominant: "The crisis [in Russia] came to a head when the American-backed reformers were in the saddle" (Michael R. Gordon).
2. Engaged in an activity, especially a job: back in the saddle after a leave of absence from work.
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|Adj.||1.||saddled - having a saddle on or being mounted on a saddled animal; "saddled and spurred and ready to ride"|
unsaddled - with no saddle
|2.||saddled - subject to an imposed burden; "left me saddled with the bill"; "found himself saddled with more responsibility than power"|
burdened - bearing a heavy burden of work or difficulties or responsibilities; "she always felt burdened by the load of paper work"